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What areas count as 'Regional Australia'?

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The Working Holiday Visa program was extended to allow holders to remain for a second year if they contributed to parts and regions of Australia not traditionally associated with tourist destinations such as Sydney or Melbourne.

Fortunately, there are areas in every state you can complete your specified work, here is a full list of postcodes eligible.

Regional Australia
The following postcodes are in Regional Australia:

ACT

The Australian Capital Territory is not classified as part of regional Australia.

New South Wales

2311 to 2312
2328 to 2411
2420 to 2490
2536 to 2551
2575 to 2594
2618 to 2739
2787 to 2898

Note: Excludes Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong.

Northern Territory

All of Northern Territory is classified as part of regional Australia.

Queensland

4124 to 4125
4133
4211
4270 to 4272
4275
4280
4285
4287
4307 to 4499
4510
4512
4515 to 4519
4522 to 4899

Note: Excludes the Greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast

South Australia

All of South Australia is classified as part of regional Australia.

Tasmania

All of Tasmania is classified as part of regional Australia.

Victoria

3139
3211 to 3334
3340 to 3424
3430 to 3649
3658 to 3749
3753
3756
3758
3762
3764
3778 to 3781
3783
3797
3799
3810 to 3909
3921 to 3925
3945 to 3974
3979
3981 to 3996

Note: Excludes Melbourne metropolitan area.

Western Australia

6041 to 6044
6083 to 6084
6121 to 6126
6200 to 6799

Note: Excludes Perth and surrounding areas.

Before you being any work you should ensure that not only is it the location of the work - and not necessarily that of the working hostel or other accommodation - is in a regional area but that your employer can verify that their work is eligible.

The last thing you want to risk is working for three months only to be told that the work you have done does not count and you have to return home - better to be safe than sorry!

If you're still worried, we post jobs that we have checked are in regional post codes most week days to our twitter feed, and republish these on our Working Holiday Jobs page.